Friday, April 20, 2007

Mark and I went for a visit to Shipley Gardens, Holme Lacy last week and I've finally uploaded the pictures you can see them all here.

I am trying to work up a sketchbook for a collection of works on velvet, it seems at last to be coming on well and I have started a new piece on white velvet.

On Thursday I went to do a talk in Llanidloes for the Mid Wales Embroiderers Guild. I really enjoyed meeting everyone there it was a relaxed and informal kind of arrangement quite different to normal meetings. I was suffering from a muffly head cold and got lost on the way. I had to go through Knighton and through the mountains that way. It was absolutely beautiful especially as the weather was so good.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

I enjoyed a fantastic workshop yesterday with artist Sue Dove at Worcester Embroiderers Guild. She showed us one of the techniques she uses to develop ideas for her embroideries. We collaged ripped up magazine pages and enhanced the surface with oil pastels to create the most amazing design ideas. Everyone seemed to be thrilled with the little artworks that they had created and this is one of the pieces I made.

I would like to use this method to help develop pieces inspired by Shipley Gardens in Holme Lacy, I'm off again this weekend to get some more shots and visual note for my sketchbook.